Monday, October 27, 2014

Sew Sweet Simplicity ~ Block #1

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on last week's Sew Sweet Simplicity kickoff post.  Your color combos are inspiring!  The winner has been selected and notification sent ~
Congratulations to RobinT!

Here's my edition of the Sew Sweet Simplicity block #1.  Can you tell, I'm a "RED" girl?... Love it!  This really was simple to make, and oh so sweet.  

Keeping with the theme of sweet simplicity... I used my AccuQuilt die-cutter to cut out my shapes for the dragonfly center block.

Fusible web backing and a blanket-stitch for the applique':
And ombre-flower fabric for the center background.

Here's my favorite tip for quick and accurate square-corner stitching... Instead of taking the time to draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the back side of all the corner squares,  I add a strip of painter's tape to the deck of the sewing machine, aligned and centered with the needle.  The tip of the square lines up with the edge of the tape as it's stitched...

Here's a little video:

Love my block center!  Jacquelynne's pattern gives several different suggestions for the center of each block - Embroidery, applique', leave it plain for quilting options, or highlight a fabulous focus print.

Have you signed up for this free block of the month?  Jacquelynne's instructions make it "sew" easy to achieve success. The pattern will go out some time today (see all the info HERE).  If you make a block and post a picture to social media, be sure to include the hashtag: #SewSweetSimplicity.  

Happy Quilting!

Please visit these gals as they showcase their take on Block #1.  Then join us each month through March for more inspiration!
Snoodles ~ Lily Pad Quilting
Teresa ~ A Quilt and a Prayer
Sandy ~ Upstairs Hobby Room
Deonn ~ Quiltscapes <<Thanks for stopping by!
Barb ~ Bejeweled Quilts
Sandie ~ Crazy ‘Bout Quilts
Deanna ~ Wedding Dress Blue
Barb ~ Mountain Quiltworks
Barb ~ Garden Path Quilts

Sew Sweet Simplicity


  1. I love your block Deonn! And I love your use of the AccuQuilt die cutter- it makes the project go even quicker! Jacquelynne

  2. Hi! This is Barb from Garden Path Quilts (part of this blog hop) and I have to say that I just love the fabric that you chose for this quilt! It's so bright and the prints are fun! What a neat idea to use your AccuQuilt die cutter. Mine just sits on a shelf way too much! I need to start using it.

    I also like that you put links to all of our blogs on your page. I'd like to do that also - I think I can get to everyone's blog links through Jacquelynne's blog post. Thanks!

  3. Your block looks great! and Hi, Sandy from UpStairsHobbyRoom!

  4. That is a sweet block. Your colors sing happiness.

  5. Adorable Deonn!!! Love your Accuquilt dragonfly too :) Your reds just shine!

  6. Love your block!! Such happy colors!!

  7. Your bright fabrics are so cute! And what a fun idea to use your Go. :-)

  8. your points ARE,,,,this block is glorious....truly madly deeply you are the queen of perfection.

  9. Hi Deonn, nice to meet you and everyone! Such a fun & cheerful block!

  10. great block, are you going to applique all your centres? I am thinking of embroidering mine but have not started yet

  11. I love your block. I will have to wait to get started until after a business trip this week. It is fun to see what everyone is doing.

  12. That is so cute. Great idea to use the cutter for the dragonfly.

  13. I love it! I didn't want to take part in the project, but now I think to do it. :) It will be a great quilt! Spring!

  14. Nice work. Thanks for the tip. I would much rather not have to draw lines all day LOL. I want to get sewing much quicker.

  15. LOVE your fabric choices. So sweet.


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